Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks White Rock Mountain, Mt. Hunger, North Hunger, Mt. Putnam, Hogback Mountain, Stowe Pinnacle, South Worcester, Mt. Worcester, VT
Trails: Middlesex Trail, Bob Kemp Trail, White Rock Trail, Skyline Trail, Hogback Mountain Trail, Stowe Pinnacle Trail, Skyline Trail, Worcester Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, June 24, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Water bars are deep and not a good idea to drive your Prius up this one Becca. Nice parking lots with porta-potty. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: rock hops no big deal 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Skyline Trail from intersectino of Hogback Trail to Worcester dozen or so blow downs and a numerous mud pits. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Met Penny the wicked cute dog on Worcester 
Bugs: Evil needle pokers that were smaller than black flies, what were they? I don't know but they really hurt on Worcester. Thankful only bugs we ran into today. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: What a wonderful hike today with Laura! We were steady all day and wishing for the clouds to lift which they started to do by the time we reached the Stowe Pinnacle. Highpoint of Putnam just off the trail reached by a short well worn herd path. Hike down to the Stowe Pinnacle felt so steep and lots of people there on top. Climbing back up to the Skyline actually seems okay better than going down to the Pinnacle. Skyline from here is a lightly treaded upon path and feels very remote. It wouldn't take much to open some awesome views along this narrow steep ridge. Some crazy mud pits(no more bog bridges or ladders here folks) and a good dozen blow downs. The old Viewpoint sign to the east is all grown in and offers nothing but an obstructed view. Later there was a wonderful maintained path to the West that led to a fine ledge outlook, bonus the clouds had fully lifted and the sun was shining! Worcester gave us a grand panarama and the spine of the Green Mountains was showing it its fully glory. All day rocks and ledges were dry or wet, Hodepodge of conditions today but mostly wonderful pleasant moss, ferns and Bunchberry lined trail. Good rugged day, about 14 miles with over 4k of vertical. We enjoyed Maple Creemees at Morris Farm apres hike.  
Name: Nordic_Gal 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-06-24 
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